Q: What is the ideal first car?
A: A small to medium sized car with good all round visibility
Q: What to check for when buying a car?
A: Mileage, Age, safety features, service history, purchase price, and the running cost
Q: Is a car’s safety rating of any importance?
A: Yes: We recommend buying a car with at list a 4 star ANCAP rating
Q: What’s a “light” vehicle?
A: A small sized vehicle
Q: What causes car batteries to fail?
A: Batteries usually fail when used beyond their lifespan
Q: How do I tell the age of a car?
A: The car’s age is indicated on the registration sticker on the bottom left side of the windscreen
Q: Where’s my car’s VIN number located?
A: It’s usually found under the bonnet against the firewall, check your “owner’s manual” in case it’s not there
Q: How often should I check my tyre pressure?
A: At least once a month
Q: How often should I have my car serviced?
A: For most vehicles the service interval should be 6 months or 10,000 km – whichever comes first
Q: How do I know the amount of pressure to put in my tyres?
A: Most vehicles need 32 PSI, but you should confirm from your “owner’s manual”
Q: What is a cold tyre pressure?
A: This is the tyre’s pressure before it warms up from driving, ambient temperature or the sun’s radiant heat